Yale Alumni-Organized Events at the Global Climate Action Summit (9/12-14/18)

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The Global Climate Action Summit will bring leaders and people together from around the world to “Take Ambition to the Next Level”.  It will also be a launchpad for deeper worldwide commitments and accelerated action from countries—supported by all sectors of society—that can put the globe on track to prevent dangerous climate change and realize the historic Paris Agreement.  Check out the 350+ affiliate events.


Events Organized and Sponsored by Yale Alumni


Monday, September 10th

Biodiversity Summit | Natural Areas Conservancy


Tuesday, September 11th

Building Resilience Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow |BSR

Carbon Smart Buildings | Carbon Leadership Forum, IG

Climate Resilient Communities |UC Davis

From Puerto Rico to Hawaii: How U.S. Island Jurisdictions are Confronting Climate Change | NY Community Trust (invite only)

Harnessing the 3 Revolutions for Climate Goals | UC Davis

Let’s Talk Solutions (Gina McCarthy, Tom Steyer) | Climate One, Commonweath Club

Local Governments Go Fossil-Free for Clean & Sustainable Energy Future: Tools, Panel, Peer Sharing, and Happy Hour | ICLEI, ICF, Alameda County

The Land-Energy Nexus In Climate Change Mitigation, Low Emissions Solutions Conference | WBCSD, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, ICLEI

Water Leading the Way to CA’s GHG Reductions | The Climate Registry (invite only)


Wednesday, September 12th

Building a New Carbon Economy,Center for Carbon Removal | Climateworks (invite only)

Business Case for Smart Climate, Clean Energy Policy | E2 (invite only)

Buy Clean | USGBC LA, Arup, Climateworks

Cities4Climate: The Future is Us | C40, Mayor of Paris (invite only, contact Emily Morris)

Climate Heritage Mobilization,California Historical Society

Climate Science: The Next Frontiers | Center for American Progress

Energy Storage: Bridge to Clean Energy Future | CA Energy Storage Alliance (invite only)

From Empathy to Action: Using Virtual Reality for Social Good | Climate Access, Hip Hop Caucus, If Not Us Then Who

Getting to Carbon Neutrality | Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance

Global Climate and Health Forum | Health Care Without Harm, UCSF

Innovation and Climate Adaptation in San Francisco | SPUR, SF Estuary Institute, CA Coastal Conservancy

Labor in the Climate Transition: Charting the Roadmap for 2019 and Beyond | UC Berkeley Labor Center\

Leading Climate Innovation | City of San Jose (invite only)

Montgomery County Confronts Climate Change | One Montgomery Green

Real Estate Responds to the Climate Challenge | ULI, USGBC, WGBC, BOMA, Arup

We Are Still In | WWF, Ceres, Climate Nexus (invite only)


Thursday, September 13th

Assessing the Tangible Climate Action of States, Regions, Cities, Businesses and Investors and its Future Potential |ClimateWorks Foundation

Building on Progress: Climate Action Across Local, Regional, Global levels | Okanagan College

Climate Action on the Shoulders of Science and Industry | Cleantech San Diego

Climate Tech Marketplace | BAAQMD (invite only)

Higher Education Leadership on Carbon Pricing | Yale University, Swarthmore College, Second Nature, and the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition

Innovation in Mobilizing Capital for NDCS Low-Carbon & Resilient Pathways at the City LevelInter-American Development Bank (invite only)

Meeting the Paris Goal: Strategies for Carbon Neutrality | Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

New Climate Leadership – State and Non-state Drivers of Worldwide Ambition | LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas-Austin, German Development Institute, Council on Energy, Environment, and Water, Data-Driven Yale, and the Bridging the Gap Initiative at American University

New Frontiers in Corporate Sustainability Leadership | Carbon Trust (invite only)

US Business Case for a Carbon Tax | Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Valuing Climate Action | Institute for Policy Integrity at NYU School of Law


Friday, September 14th

Aviation Climate Action Accelerator | SFO

Electrifying for a Decarbonized Future | Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (invite only)

Grid Resilience: How do we strengthen it? | China-US Energy Innovation Alliance

North American Dialogue on 100% Renewable Energy in Cities | Sierra Club, ICLEI, Grid Alternatives

The Future Economy | Harvard Business Review, We Mean Business (invite only)

Towards a Zero Emission, Efficient, Resilient Buildings and Construction Sector | Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction